Sunday, June 24, 2012

June Beauty Army

It's Beauty Army time.  Beauty Army is I believe the only monthly beauty subscription where you can choose the samples they send to you.  They consistently have deluxe size samples from known brands and the value is always way over the amount paid.   

Here's how Beauty Army works.  You get to choose up to 6 items to try out from a selection of 9 items. The selection window is open for 5 days based on the day you signed up.  I happened to sign up on the 1st so my window starts then.  They updated their stock throughout the month so what's available on the 1st may not be available on the 10th.  The cost is $12 a month and that includes shipping. They also offer a yearly deal for $132 which means your 12th month is free dropping the price down to $11 a month.  

The Good:

The brands: You will get options from Joico, Weleda, LaRocca, Freeman, Barbor, StriVectin, etc. These are well known brands. They also say they use brands from emerging companies which is also fun.

The box/kit: I am very impressed with the little box it comes in. It's a well made sturdy reusable box hat can be used for gifting treasure boxes of your own making, keeping your treasures organized, etc.

The price: $12 Shipping included seems reasonable to me to be able to try a useful amount of product. Also you are picking the items out so theoretically you will always get something you will use.   

Customer Service: I've had to email customer service for an issue and they were very prompt in responding and fixing the issue.  They seem to really care about their customers happiness with their products. 

Skip a month: Not feeling it this month? unexpected bills? now you can skip the month. If you are a yearly member and skip the month then another month will be added to the end.  Yay! 

The not so Good:

Paying for the year. If you decide to take the plunge and pay for a year be advised there are no refunds for yearly subscriptions.  This really isn't unusual for yearly subscriptions though.   

This month they had an option where you could choose a mystery sample.  Everyone knows I like surprises so I went for it.  Only 5 of my items are shown here because I forgot to include one item.  It's in the next picture.  

My treasures!  The first picture was missing the Egyptian Magic and the mystery sample is mascara.  Yay!

Contents of box.  (full size amount and price in parenthesis)

.1 oz. Kellett Skin Care Clarifying Acne treatment.  value = $4.41 (1.7 oz. $75.00)

.3 fl. oz. Korres Guava shower gel. value =  $0.44 (13.53 oz $19.50) I think this should have been a bigger sample.  There isn't much in here. - This had a nice guava smell and lathered up nicely.  It was only enough for a one time use though. 

.1 oz. Egyptian Magic skin cream. value = $0.93 (4 oz. $37.20) This is also small but I'm told a little goes a long way with this.

.17 oz. Fiafini delicate cleansing emulsion. value = $1.22 (4 oz. $28.00)

.17 oz. Youngblood Mineral Primer. value = 7.13 (1 oz. $41.00) ) - I've used this before and I like it.  When you apply it to your face it turns to a powder like consistancy and smoothes out fine lines.  I like that it doesn't leave my face shiny or greasy looking. 

Full Size NYX Provocateur Mascara. value = $6.00

The total value of my kit is $20.13.  I've had higher values with this subscription but I'm happy with this.  My friend whose sign up day is in the middle of the month had some cool eye pad things as an option.  I'm hoping they will still be an option next month.  I was super happy that  I received mascara for my mystery item.  I'm always looking for a good mascara. 

Verdict: I'm very happy with all my kits thus far and will keep this subscription going.

**I pay for these kits myself and am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Beauty Army.


  1. Thank you so much for your sharing your haul! We can't wait to read your individual reviews, Beautiful!

    If you are a yearly Member and you skip a month, that month is moved on to the end of your year - essentially giving you 13 months.

    Community Director

  2. Nancy-Lee - I always look forward to picking out my treasures each month. Tthanks for the update on the yearly member skipping option. I will update my info on that.